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Equality & Diversity

At Dewhurst St Mary we share a commitment to tackle and challenge racism, address inequality and tackle discrimination. As an organisation we endeavour to make Dewhurst St Mary a safe and inclusive school for all of our community. Our values ‘ Dream Believe Achieve’ aim for all our pupils to fulfil their potential and remove barriers to learning.

We thread SMSC through the curriculum

  • Spiritual- Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
  • Moral- Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
  • Social-  Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the ‘British values’ of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
  • Cultural-  Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

In this Blue Peter video, Richie and Mwaksy share their personal experiences of racism and along with Lindsey, give some advice about how you can play your part in ending racism for good.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LLBDsVREaI

For Younger pupils; This video shares a poignant and important message from cbeebies about racism for their young viewers.
https://metro.co.uk/video/poignant-important-message-cbeebies-racism-2190758/?ito=vjs-link

We fully support the statement from the Leader of Hertfordshire County Council on racism and discrimination https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/about-the-council/news/news-archive/statement-from-the-leader-of-the-council-on-racism-and-discrimination

We support the work with HfL to https://www.hertsforlearning.co.uk/news/hfl-statement-regarding-black-lives-matters